About the Arizona Border Region
Article of Incorporation
The Sports Car Club of America is represented in the Tucson and southern Arizona area by the Arizona Border Region, region #88, which is part of the larger SCCA Southern Pacific Division. The Arizona Border region host Solo events, more commonly referred to as autocross, we also have Rallycross events and Road Rally events. The Region also holds monthly board meetings, typically the first Tuesday of each month, which are open to anyone interested in the SCCA, autocross, or the Region's activities. A complete schedule of our events and board meetings can be found on the event calendar.
Competition is not limited to SCCA members as the organization offers a weekend/temporary membership for those who would like to compete but who have not yet joined the SCCA. All that is required to participate is a driver's license, a nominally safe car that can pass a straightfoward tech inspection, and a helmet (loaners are available at no cost). Event registration fees are discounted for SCCA memebers and for those that pre-register online; a complete iisting of event fees can be found below the Solo event calendar.
Events are open to the public at no charge, however to enter the pit area you must sign a release and waiver form at the entry gate. You will be given a wristband which must be worn at all times. There is no seating provided so bring a lawn or beach chair!
We're novice friendly so come on out and give it a try!
If you have questions about the club, feel free to email one of our board members.
What is Solo autocross all about? Autocross is a safe and fun way to find out about the performance potential of your car. A course is laid out on a large parking lot. Corners, slaloms, and straights are marked by bright orange cones (that don't damage your car if you should hit one). The object is to get from the start to the finish along the intended path (no cheating by skipping any turns along the way) as quickly as possible. Time penalties are assessed for deviating from the course and for hitting cones. Runs are timed with one car starting on the course when the previous car is far enough along the course. (maximum of 2 cars on the course at a time).
Cars are grouped into classes based on the make and model and any modifications made by the owner that might make the car faster or better handling. Check out the car classifications by downloading a PDF file from the national website. There are also classes for the novice, people who compete with their "daily driver" and a ladies' class. These classes combine cars of various speed and use a formula to make a fair comparison of times.
This is a drive/work event. All entrants are divided into 4 groups. While group "A" drives, group "C" works (writes down times, pick up cones that the drivers knock over, directs cars at the starting line etc.) and vice versa.
Registration at the event closes at 9:00am in the winter and 8:00am in the summer.
Participants may walk the course until the end of registration. Events typically run until 1 or 2 pm.
What do you need to participate?
- A nominally safe car. If you drive it everyday it's probably safe. We do a quick tech inspection of every car before each event. All loose items must be removed from the car before the event.
- A helmet. We have loaners available.
- A sense of adventure!!